Stock markets, trading, and investments – Simplified

Varsity is an easy to grasp collection of stock market lessons with in-depth coverage and illustrations. Brought to you by Zerodha, India's biggest discount stock broker, it is completely open and FREE to access.


Modules

  • 1. Introduction to Stock Markets

    14 chapters
    Money needs to be invested to cover the cost of Inflation. This opens us to the Stock Markets, learn about basics of investing in this module
  • 2. Technical Analysis

    20 chapters
    Technical Analysis helps identify trading opportunities using actions of Market Participants through charts, patterns, and indicators.
  • 3. Fundamental Analysis

    16 chapters
    Fundamental Analysis is the art of evaluating the intrinsic value of a stock to find long-term investing opportunities. Learn stock analysis in this module
  • 4. Futures Trading

    12 chapters
    Futures Trading involves trading in contracts in the derivatives markets. This module covers the various intricacies involved in undergoing a futures trade including margins, leverages, pricing, etc
  • 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading

    23 chapters
    Options is a contract where the price of the options is based on an underlying. Options contracts grant the buyer the right to buy the underlying without a compulsory obligation
  • 6. Option Strategies

    13 chapters
    The module covers various options strategies that can be built with a multi-dimensional approach based on Market trend involving Option Greeks, Risk-Return, etc.
  • 7. Markets and Taxation

    7 chapters
    The module covers the taxation aspect of investing/trading in the stock markets. The process of calculating P&L, payment of taxes, filing returns, etc. is explained
  • 8. Currency & Commodity Futures

    17 chapters
    This module covers Currency and Commodity contract offered in the Indian Markets, along with a detailed view of some of the most traded contracts in the segment
  • 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    16 chapters
    The module covers the risk management aspect along with the psychology required for being consistent and profitable while trading
  • 10. Trading Systems

    2 chapters
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Chapter updates


  • 196 3. Fundamental Analysis

    Ch 16 – The Finale

    An understanding of the drawbacks of the DCF Analysis and also a look at the concept of Margin of Safety. Some insights into managing and rebalancing of your stock portfolio ..

    December 8, 2014
  • 236 3. Fundamental Analysis

    Ch 15 – Equity Research (Part 2)

    Understand and interpret the concept of free cash flow. A study of the calculation of the per share price using free cash flow and the total net present value of a stock. ..

  • 61 3. Fundamental Analysis

    Ch 14 – DCF Primer

    This chapter deals with the understanding of the concept of the Time value of money and how the DCF model can be used to estimate the price of a stock. The DCF analysis helps us to arrive at the prese ..

    December 4, 2014
  • 121 3. Fundamental Analysis

    Ch 13 – Equity Research (Part 1)

    The chapter discusses how a Limited Resource Equity Research can be performed by a layman. A basic but powerful checklist is introduced which helps in filtering investment grade companies form a large ..

    December 1, 2014
  • 52 3. Fundamental Analysis

    Ch 12 – The Investment Due Diligence

    The chapter deals with understanding the basic steps required when it comes to conducting an investment due diligence. The chapter discusses ‘Moats’ which is a very crucial aspect when it comes to ..

    November 25, 2014

Recent comments


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    22 Nov 2017
  • 199 Ritobroto Seth on Indicators (Part 1)

    I am trying to calculate the RSI of Suzlon for an interval of 14 days. These are the date and close e prices - Thu Nov 02 09:15:00 IST 2017 -- 16.4 Fri Nov 03 09:15:00 IST 2017 -- 16.5 Mon Nov 06 09:15:00 IST 2017 -- 16.1 Tue Nov 07 09:15:00 IST ...

    22 Nov 2017
  • 199 Ritobroto Seth on Indicators (Part 1)

    I am trying to calculate the RSI of Suzlon for an interval of 14 days. These are the date and close e prices - Thu Nov 02 09:15:00 IST 2017 -- 16.4 Fri Nov 03 09:15:00 IST 2017 -- 16.5 Mon Nov 06 09:15:00 IST 2017 -- 16.1 Tue Nov 07 09:15:00 IST ...

    22 Nov 2017
  • Hi Karthik what opportunity cost should I take in my calculation of DCF and also at what rate should I discount the terminal value? Is there any fixed Opportunity cost and discount rate? ...

    22 Nov 2017
  • 196 Ashish on The Finale

    This is so great Sir. Reading your contents(particularly FA module) has made me really regret studying B.Sc instead of B.Com. The more I read about stocks and business valuation the more I realise how interesting Finance as a subject is. Thank yo ...

    22 Nov 2017
Karthik Rangappa authors and curates Varsity for Zerodha. He has more than a decade of research experience in the financial markets, and travels widely conducting educational programmes.

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